Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week #16 Weigh-in

The end of Week 16 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way?

Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly(or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something accepted from this year, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Also, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page -- stories published from either W1S1 2011 or 2012, and don't forget to post the link! While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put coffee in a writer's favorite mug.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them!

43 comments:

  1. Wrote "Fate and Other Variables" (5400 words) and almost done with a first round of revisions on it. Expect to submit it in the coming week.

    Very slow week response-wise. Lots of stories sitting past the average response time at their markets. A 16-day R from Clarkesworld was a kick in the pants, but it was also a milestone as this was the first time I hung in that long at CW.

    On the publication front however, hang on to your hats:

    4/14: "A Brief Respite from Eternity" at Stupefying Stories
    4/18: "The Traveling Fair" at Every Day Fiction
    4/19: "A Shard Glows in Brooklyn" at Buzzy Magazine
    4/21: "Hunger" at Title Goes Here

    That's right. Four $ publications in one week! Has got to be some sort of record. All 4 of those were written pre-2012.

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    1. Yahoo! Way to go, Alex! Post the links when you have a chance so Steve can add them to our Published Work$ page.

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  2. Well done Alex!!
    A shallow-breathing week here - one w/sub and 4000 words on Susannah E, now standing at 20K words. Two novels ready to upload when Blurb untangles a final hiccup - have to say I'm impressed with their help desk.

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    1. Is Blurb an ePublisher? Keep up the good work!

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  3. A week to remember, Alex! Hope it is repeated frequently!
    Proud of myself this week - wrote 1, subbed 2. I now have 8 pieces out, a record for me (in the past I would sub 1 or maybe 2 and wait until I heard back before subbing something else or re-subbing).
    It's all because of this challenge!
    No responses this week.
    No pubs.
    But feeling great!

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    1. That's a great feeling -- get those stories out there where they belong.

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  4. Congratulations, everyone! I wrote and a submitted a new piece. Then I spent the rest of the week revising a story that was just rejected. I'll be resending that out soon.

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    1. A productive week -- good work.

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  5. Awesome week, Alex!

    Written/submitted: new story for the month, and I'm continuing to write a poem a day for the PAD challenge. I sent out a few new ones, but most will wait till May.

    Acceptances: Well, not an acceptance yet, but good news. My first W1S1 piece for the year, to Chicken Soup for the Soul, is in final consideration for an anthology. I won't have confirmation until the fall.

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    1. Fingers and toes (maybe eyes, too) crossed for you on that one. You've had great luck with Chicken Soup so far, right?

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    2. Yes. This would be my 7th book. So far, I haven't had a story cut at this final stage.

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  6. Good luck Beth, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

    Wow Alex, congratulations!

    And ha, I followed Alex up on 4/19 at Every Day Fiction with Navel Gazing. I *thought* your name looked really familiar :P

    So 1 pub for me. 1 rejection. No subs and my life has eaten my writing this week. At this point I'm ready to start cutting off fingers one by one if I don't start using them to write...

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    1. No, no, perish the thought. =] As "Navel Gazing" was a ($), it will appear on our Published Work$ page in the near future!

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    2. Hey there, TOC mate :) That was a nice story.

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  7. Well done everyone, and particularly Alex! Wow, what a week!

    Wrote a new piece and subbed it to DSF, so week 16 gets a yay from me. Also had an acceptance for a 2012 flash at Long Story Short, but no rejections (I feel weirdly bereft!) or pubs this week.

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    1. Well done! Hall of Fame updated -- looks like you're in the lead, Michelle.

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  8. Working on a story for Sword and Sorceress (which I should have finished months ago but procrastinated on).

    Subbed: Bourgeoisie to The Threepenny Review, Call-Center to Analog, Mother to McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

    Rejected: Bourgeoisie (The Threepenny Review)

    Accepted/Published: NONE

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    1. Slay that foul beast of procrastination with either your sword or sorcery -- whichever works best.

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  9. As for me...

    Written: "Boom Town" (4K) + passed 41K in my Captain Quasar WiP.

    Subbed: re-subs only

    Accepted: my Week#37 and Week#52 stories from last year; I'll post the links once they're published in Liquid Imagination and Silver Blade

    Write on, everybody!

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  10. Way to go everybody!

    I fell off the #write1sub1 train for the past few weeks. Between a bout of writer's block and outlining a novella, I haven't written new words for a while (shame on me, I know! Believe me!)

    But I'm polishing up 2 "misfit" stories and resubbing them today. Hopefully busting out my red pen will get me back on track.

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    1. You'll be back on board in no time. Make them stories bleed.

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  11. Hi all

    I didn't get much done last week, I was preparing for a poetry feature and put together a chap book for the event and that too my time away

    But I wrote and submitted a story for last week: Angels I have Known (Everyday fiction)

    W: One on One
    S: One on One (Shotgun Honey)

    Acceptances None
    Rejection: Lit Up and RRunning was rejected but I sent it out again to Everyday Fiction

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    1. That's the stuff: get those re-subs out again ASAP.

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  12. Thanks very much, everyone!

    Milo, links to the publications/stories are:

    A Brief Respite from Eternity:
    http://www.amazon.com/Stupefying-Stories-March-2012-ebook/dp/B007T3N0XK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334634761&sr=8-1

    The Traveling Fair:
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-traveling-fair-by-alex-shvartsman/

    A Shard Glows in Brooklyn:
    http://buzzymag.com/a-shard-glows-in-brooklyn-by-alex-shvartsman/

    Hunger:
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/misanthrope-press/title-goes-here-issue-11/paperback/product-20076418.html

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  13. Congratulations to all. My only activity this week was to submit 13 twitter fiction pieces (a maximum of 140 characters each) - 3 to Trapeze Magazine, 3 to Seedpod Pubishing and 7 to 7x20 Magazine.

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    1. Very cool -- let's hope all of them get snatched up.

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  14. Keep it going, guys. I'm still trying to claw my way back. Managed to do a minimal amount at least.

    W1: "Bow Ties and Jell-O Cubes" (flash)

    S1: flash to Apocrypha and Abstractions

    Accept: "No Umbrella" by Apocrypha and Abstractions. This is a 2012 story (yay)

    Published: "Infested" at Daily Science Fiction($). Should appear on their site tomorrow.

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    1. Excellent -- Hall of Fame updated. And another DSF sale? Dude!

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  15. Everyone's doing so well! Worked hard this week on a 5,000 word creepy story, thinking of subbing it to Clarkesworld. Had my Week 9 story "Dying Again" accepted to Liquid Imagination! That's 2 2012 write1sub1 stories accepted. Many more to come?

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    1. Excellent! Hall of Fame updated -- and there's a good chance we'll be ToC buddies. =]

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    2. Awesome! It'll be just like Ray Gun Revival circa August 2011 hahaha! Good times.

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  16. I've got some exciting news for W1S1 monthly that I shall post on 1st May. Thanks for the boost.
    I may not pop over here much, but you are often in my thoughts.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Madeleine -- looking forward to your big news!

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  17. Super congrats to everyone on their hard work.

    I rocked in 12,088 words for week 16 (most on novella), but hopefully the rest will see print.

    I wrote 1 short story, "The Junkyard," made 6 poetry subs, received two rejections, and had another story shortlisted, "Baba Yaga and the Ewer of Bones," with NewMyths.com. No publications.

    One third down (W1S1 2012), two more to go!

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    1. Over 12k? Nice! Hopefully there will be some good news to report on that NewMyths sub in the near future.

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  18. Hi Everyone,

    I've known about this website for a while, but am just now joining. I like the positive spirit in this community and I think having a deadline will help me. So I'm going with write1sub1 on a monthly basis.

    @Alex, your week of success is inspiring! Since this is my first post here, can I post my 2012 successes? Not much to report, but here it goes:

    In February, I had a good week, though not quite as good as Alex's. Within the same week:
    -"Voices from the Corral" was accepted and is available at MOBIUS: THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL CHANGE (my only non SFF piece that I've tried to publish to date)
    -"Two Zombies Walk Into a Bar" to Stupefying Stories
    -"For Want of a Child" made it to the second round at NEWMYTHS.COM.

    I've got two other stories making the rounds right now, so I suppose I can count those as January and Marches subs? :)
    -"Platinum Blonde" @ 2700 words
    -"The Nanite Imam" @ ~7500 words

    As for the month of April, I've completed first drafts on two stories:
    -A WoTF entry, so I won't say the title, but it is 11K in length.
    -On the complete other end of the spectrum, "HoPE", a 275 word flash of experimental SF.

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    1. Welcome -- you've been busy! Were your 2 February sales written this year? If so, let me know, and I'll add you to the Hall of Fame posthaste.

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  19. I'm 9/16 for the year, misfiring all over the place, but hoping to catch up a little bit in May. (The month when All The Things are due.) Congratulations to everyone who's keeping up; maybe I'll close the gap by the end of the year. :)

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    1. Way to go! The weekly challenge can be a bear but well worth it. I'm still reaping the rewards from last year.

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  20. April was a month of waiting patiently. Requested edits on “Test of English as a Foreign Language” went in to Rose and Thorn Journal and story should be published o/a May 15. Five other stories — old and new — were subbed in April, with one rejection so far. One thumbnail book review pubbed in the Asbury Park Press and one more solicited by books editor for (presumably) publication this Sunday. Also posted a humor piece to The Short Humour Site. Meantime, I’m copy editing my novella “Goodbye, Stockholm.” I think it was God who said, “All good things come to those who wait.”

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    1. If He didn't, He probably should have. Hall of Fame updated!

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    2. Oops, forgot to mention an 842-word analysis on children's-book author Holling Clancy Holling's writing patterns went to the American Book Collectors of Children's Literature, but will be passed along to the new editor. Original analysis and commentary on Holling were also added to the semi-official site at http://hollingcholling.blogspot.com/.

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